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set the font family for lstlisting

I have the following set up for my listings : \lstset{basicstyle=\footnotesize,breaklines=true} \lstset{framextopmargin=50pt,frame=bottomline} I would like to change the font family to Courier. ...
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How to make the optional title of a theorem bold with amsthm?

I use the code mentioned in Title of the theorem: \begin{theorem}[The title] Some statement \end{theorem} However with amsthm the optional title -- above: "The title" -- is neither bold nor italic, ...
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What is the canonical way to redefine the \emph command

Question says it all. What is the best way to redefine the \emph command to be bold font and upright?
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Create fill-in-the-blank version of a document with ability to toggle blanks on and off

I am preparing some lecture notes/slides and would like to efficiently create two versions of the output: a complete version for myself, and a version for my students with certain text replaced with ...
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Paragraph breaks with asterisks

In many books—mostly novels—often some paragraphs will have a blank line between them to indicate a sort of 'pause' in the narration. If one of these blank lines appears at the top or bottom of the ...
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Diagonal dots spanning multiple lines/columns of a matrix

I'm filling in large sparse matrices, for example \begin{bmatrix} 0 & -2 & 1 & & -1 & 2 \\ 2 & \ddots & \ddots & \ddots & & -1 \\ ...
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Hiding part of text leaving blank space

I am quite new to LaTeX so my question may be trivial, but I haven't found a good solution so far. I am preparing some lecture notes and I would like to have 2 different versions: one for myself, ...
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How can I get \maketitle to create a separate title page with the article class?

I am working on a maths assignment and new to using LaTeX. I have written the assignment up but I would like the title page to be its own page. Currently my title page is a few lines generated by \...
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Footnotes layout in multicols environment

I am using the package multicol to typeset a one-column (spanning the entire text width) heading and a two-column main text block. In order to do so, I begin the multicols environment along with the ...
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Separate content from formatting - i.e., “just type”

What exactly does "separate content from formatting (style)" mean? And if it's "necessary", how do I do it practically? After reading many LaTeX documents and TeX Stack Exchange, I keep seeing ...
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How do I insert a border below text?

I want to emulate a feature from a few word processing programs (e.g. Microsoft Word, LibreOffice Writer) where I could (somewhat) arbitrarily insert a bottom border below any text/paragraph. How can ...
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Typesetting email with internet-style quoting using LaTeX?

I'm wondering if there exists a package, that would take so-called Internet-Style Quoted plain text of an email, and format it accordingly for a PDF output. Internet-style quoting is discussed on the ...
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Define an “escape underscore” environment

I am writing a text document in LaTeX where I need a lot a words with underscores: foo_bar_1, more_bar_2_long_expression_3. I know about the underscore package, but for some reason the [strings] ...
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Layouting the index-page

I'm using \printindex for my index and I wonder how to have bold page numbers ordering by first character of the indexed word and have dots in between the name and page number like A Apple ......
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siunitx: aligning numbers by decimal points in tables doesn't work for bolded or italicized numbers

This is a follow-up question for Aligning numbers by decimal points in table columns. User lockstep provided this solution: \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{S[table-format=3.2]} ...
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An improved \rowstyle that takes the cell contents as an argument

It is possible to format the column entries of a tabular in an argument-style fashion using the lrbox environment to store the column cell in a box (say) \mybox; and supply \mybox as an argument to ...
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Formatting each part/section/subsection

Are there some magic lines to be placed in the preamble that would, like in CSS, specify how each generic section or subsection in the whole document should be formatted?
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Make volume bold in custom bibliography style .bst

Since I could not find the style that met my teacher's requirements for the bibliography I have to do, I created my own bst with latex makebst on my mac. I had chosen to make the volume bold but it ...
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How to color digits with the listings package

For my project, I've been using the listings package in order to color the keywords, comments, strings, and digits in the code. The thing is, I've managed to color the keywords, comments and strings, ...
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Multiple footnotes at one point

I'm trying to create multiple footnotes referencing from one point, that look like this: lorem1,2 Searching for "multiple footnotes" shows up almost exclusively solutions for multiple references ...
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Making a LaTeX document appear as though it were typeset in MS Word

I am typesetting a document in LaTeX for which I have been given exact specifications that are intended for an MS Word-processed document (single-sided, single-spaced, 0.75 inch margins, no more than ...
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Sloppy \left and \right?

The \left and \right commands often produce improvidently large delimiters. It almost always looks better to use delimiters that are just slightly too small than delimiters that are too large. With ...
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Formatting section titles

Forgive the stupid simplicity of this question, and please feel free to refer me to an older answer. I'm not quite familiar enough with LaTeX terminology to have found it. All I want to do is set a ...
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How can I underline a single word with LaTeX?

Given a simple paragraph, how do I underline a word in that paragraph? (Note: I post this here because it wasn't really obvious using google or this site and my TexNicCenter is somehow missing this ...
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How to change the way theorems are displayed?

I am in the process of writing a large document containing some theorems, lemma, and propositions. Currently, I am using packages amsmath and amsthm. I defined my own environment for theorems by ...
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Change bullet style / formatting in Beamer

I like the Boadilla layout for Beamer presentations, but I find its enumerate bullet points illegible, as illustrated below (from the Beamer Theme Matrix). How can I change the formatting of the ...
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How to format an inline source code

I have a document where I quiet often refer to source code element, such as class names, I wanted to format these strings differently, but at the beginning I didn't want to fiddle with various options ...
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Formatting arrows between rows of corresponding matrices

Some material I'm creating requires output that looks like this: (note the position of the arrows). I'm using the following code (with the AMS macros) to generate this, and I'm looking for ...
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typesetting different characters with different colors in a DNA sequence

I have created a macro which I used to format DNA sequences, as they should be in the monospaced font and uppercased: \newcommand{\DNA}[1]{\texttt{\uppercase{#1}}} Now I have a column with some ...
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Footnote number in braces / parentheses

I have written my dissertation with LaTeX, but my teacher has suggested to put the number of footnotes in braces / parentheses. I thought it would be easy, but I haven't found the answer anywhere! I ...
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Is there a ready solution to typeset a diff file?

In a text about Git I want to typeset diffs similar to this visualization: Commit details on GitHub. Is there any ready-made solution to that, especially the coloring of the diff lines? (In other ...
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Formatting the title of the TOC

I would like for example to have a bold Arial like font and a red color for the title of the table of contents, and also I would like to change this title to for example "Another title for the table ...
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Multiple authors in one row with refmark, multiple affiliations in separated columns in another row

I wonder how we can list author names in the following format in LaTeX. I have 5 authors with 3 different affiliations. I am trying to list all author names with refmark in one row, and 3 ...
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What measure can we use by LaTeX to control the print budget

I found there are so much excellent answer to questions about how to product high quality typesetting output. But I wonder how to save ink with LaTeX. What we need to think about to manage cost. page ...
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mdframed-Put something on the start of one vertical left rule

I would like to obtain something like in the following picture (I've put Z! instead of the danger symbol). In the following code, I would like to put the danger symbol on the vertical rule. I ...
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Addition and subtraction of chemical equations

Is there a package that supports the addition or subtraction of chemical equations, perhaps with automatic tabbing and a alignment. Whilst it is obvious I could set up tables or use mathmode's align ...
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Using \scshape and \bfseries together

A very obvious one I suspect, but when I try to do the following the small caps are over-ruled by the boldface, so I get lowercase rhubarb rhubarb. Is there an easy way to get \scshape\bfseries? \...
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Maintaining structure Workbook style

--Revised-- I am looking at a math workbook for teenagers. This one has the following structure: 1.Main Chapter 1.1 Subchapter 1.11 Task 1 a) problem 1 b) problem 2 c) problem ...
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How can I indent the second line of a linguistic gloss with gb4e.sty?

In accordance with the documentation, I've been happily plodding along making interlinear glosses. So far so good! But things get ugly when I make a longer gloss. Looking at example (5) on page (6) ...
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Changing the formatting of equation numbers

How can I change equation numbering so that the chapter number is outside the parenthesis like this: 1(1) instead of (1.1)
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format special words in text

Is it possible and furthermore constructive to make LaTeX automatically format specific words in specific way? Let's say, for example, I'd like to have every occurrence of the word "hello" in a bold ...
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Listings language definition keyword suffixes

I'm trying to create a listings language definition for ARM assembly and many of the instructions have prefixes/suffixes (i.e. BGT, BLE, BNE, BEQ branch instructions). Is there a way to define B with ...
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Formating captions in longtable tables

I'm typesetting my dissertation using Springer's svmono class. The class defines its own formatting of table and figure captions. I have a couple of multipage tables which I typesetted using longtable ...
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Bibliography with biblatex: how to achieve bold labels using the authoryear-style?

I am currently writing my thesis with LaTeX using biblatex for citations and bibliography. I try to match a formal request regarding the first part of the bibliographic entries which have to look like ...
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Thesis running problem in KILE

I'm using KILE editor. There is no problem when I run others .tex article in Kile. But problem is when I run a thesis article in KILE. This thesis article is running fine in WinEdt. \...
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What's the correct use of \author when multiple authors?

Working on a project, the article we are writing is written by me and someone else. How should I fill the \author? What about \author{LASTNAME1, FIRSTNAME1 \& LASTNAME2, FIRSTNAME2}? It doesn't ...
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Styleguide for LaTeX similar to the Google styleguides?

Even though I don't work at Google, the Google Styleguides have been very helpful for me in adopting consistent, readable style conventions for my code. Unfortunately, there is no Google Styleguide ...
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Can a table include a horizontal dashed line?

In a normal table, you can use the \hline command to draw a horizontal line. I am trying to make this line a dashed horizontal line. I have found the package dashrule via this answer, but this only ...
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How do I get “et al.” to appear in italics when using \textcite or \citeauthor with biblatex

I'm using biblatex with the chem-rsc package option. I sometimes make use of the \textcite{<key>} or \citeauthor{<key>} commands to put the authors' name into text. When there are many, ...
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Adding parentheses around subfig references

Say I have a figure with two subfloats inserted using the subfig package. When I reference them with \ref{myLabel} I get this Figure 3.5a and 3.5b. But what I want is this: Figure 3.5(a) ...